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Packaging Operator - BRC

After recently moving into our new premises in Golden Cross, we are delighted to announce that Challenge Packaging have secured BRC certification for the 15th consecutive year!

It has come as a surprise to many people as to how much has been achieved in such a short space of time. There was a compliment of the efforts made to ensure a quality working environment throughout.

The Accreditation guarantees our packaging for use as secondary ‘outer’ packaging for food items. This is a yearly audit on the basis of cleanliness, hygiene and quality in our factory and distribution environment. This allows us to be confident that your packaging and boxes are fit for purpose.

Click below for a closer look into the work of the accrediting body:

http://www.brcglobalstandards.com/

It looks like 2014 is definitely the year for Challenge Packaging to be picking up industry awards. The latest is the ‘SME Manufacturing Company of the Year’ in Insider Media’s ‘Made in the South East Awards ’.

The company was vying for top honors with 150 other manufacturers from across the region so we had to see off some serious competition to come out on top. Winners were declared and celebrations followed at the Radisson Hotel in Guildford.

Insider’s Regional Editor, Philip Cuncliffe, told contestants and other guests: “You’re all here because you’re making waves in your industry. You disrupt your markets, innovate, and more than that you excel at what you do.”

That sounded pretty good to us and, I hope, to all our valued customers and staff. This latest accolade comes hot on the heels of our success in the Uckfield Business Awards where we were voted Winner in the ‘National/International Business of the Year’ category. Our Managing Director, Simon Allen, also earned the title ‘Business Person of the Year’.

In one sense, it leaves us with a hard act to follow for next year, but, for the time being, it is nice to enjoy the praise and independent recognition from our business peers.

Challenge Packaging, the South East’s pre-eminent independent designer and producer of cardboard packaging, has picked up two major accolades in the 2014 Uckfield Business Awards Competition. Read more…

Further updates have come into force on Royal Mail’s PIP for small parcels. Get the news here. Read more…

Nobody likes poor packaging and recent research suggests it can create a frustrating (and occasionally dangerous!) first impression for your product.

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All bolts and screws now fully tightened, its time to start the fun stuff! Read on for the latest on our FFG installation now that we’ve plugged it in and have begun testing. Read more…

We’re now well into the installation of our new Flexo-Folder-Gluer and its starting to really resemble our £1.2 million investment. Read on for the latest developments of our efficiency boosting acquisition. Read more…

One week into the installation of the new box making Flexo-Folder-Gluer here at Challenge, we’re starting to see it really take shape now. Read on to learn and see more of our progress. Read more…

2013 is the year of the FFG (that’s a Flexo-Folder-Gluer) here at Challenge Packaging. With our continued growth we’ve been delighted to invest in this class leading piece of machinery, and, after months of planning and patiently waiting, the time has finally come to take delivery and begin installation. Even better boxes here we come!

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New size restrictions concerning small postal boxes have recently come into effect. This post details more about these restrictions and how Challenge Packaging is already well equipped to support your business… Read more…

We are very happy to announce that Challenge Packaging is now ISO accredited. We have recently undergone and completed our audit to achieve ISO 9001: Quality Standards and ISO 14001: Environmental Standards. Read more…

Challenge Packaging are very pleased to announce our recent award of the Business of the Year by the Uckfield Business Awards. Organised by the Uckfield Chamber of Commerce, the business awards are designed to celebrate companies local to our town of Uckfield in East Sussex Read more…

  • “I am pleased to advise that Challenge Packaging remains firmly our preferred supplier of choice for our packaging needs”

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  • “Challenge Packaging have not only helped reduce the amount of packaging that we need but also helped us reduce our overall packaging expenditure with their expertise”

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  • “Challenge have been working with us for the past 2 years, they are our preferred supplier, consistently delivering to our high demands”

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